12/18/2012 08:21:43 AM
Desperate times call for creative thinking
Imagine this scene.
Eight children sprawl limply on chairs, a Chesterfield and on the rug surrounded by pillows,comforters and favourite stuffed toys. Every one is moaning on and off with fever, lethargy, and itchy spots that are driving them crazy. I ..
First Choice Home Haircuts: I Don't Think So!
12/17/2012 18:47:50 PM
my daughter had beautiful blond, wavy hair.
Imagine this scene: a little girl sits on a stool with a huge sheet tied around her neck, a pained expression on her face and a bowl on her head waiting for a haircut.
Do you remember this humourous, family kitchen scene, perhaps from the forty'..
The Battle Of The Bugs
12/13/2012 11:28:53 AM
try pulling every sticky nit off every single strand of hair on ten heads.
The phrase 'quit nit-picking' took on a whole new meaning after our official Lice Week.
Once again the school had sent notes home about another outbreak of head lice but of course I was confident that we had never h..
Great-Great-Grandma Drank the Best and Last Bottle
12/12/2012 20:31:15 PM
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Michael and I like to experiment making things from scratch
One of our better ideas was to make wine the old fashioned way.
Michael and I like to experiment when we cook, bake bread or make pickles. Sometimes our creative endeavours are successful. ..
For PETA or not for PETA?
12/12/2012 13:25:04 PM
For those that don't know, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an organization in the USA, that fights against animal brutality. They are speaking on behalf of animals (yes! you read it right) to stop people from killing them for material needs. Their latest campaign..
Laughter Turned a Tragedy Into A Comedy
12/12/2012 09:25:41 AM
David was gleefully swimming and splashing on his tummy in a pool of oil
What was my reaction to this overwhelming scene? I leaned against the kitchen wall and slid down till I sat on the floor with my legs sticking straight out.
One evening, when I had only four children, everyone was finally a..
Problem Teens: OUR Fault?
12/11/2012 19:23:55 PM
Teens thrive when the feel they are respected and that their contributions are appreciated.
In our culture, teenagers are in limbo and consquently are often bored, listless and angry. They are no longer children but not quite adults, either.
Historically speaking, simpler cultures had f..
I Have Limited Amounts of Time for Date Night
12/11/2012 08:31:17 AM
When people talk about women in the workforce, conversations often focus on glass ceilings, discrimination and women’s rights. Well, I think we may have missed something…
Working 40+ hours a week not only keeps me up worrying about my career path, but it has an impact on my availa..
ASS, GAS OR CASH! NO ONE RIDES FOR FREE
12/09/2012 20:04:53 PM
I was speaking with a male friend who brought up an issue that I have actually heard from several men. His premise was that chivalry is dead and no one "courts" anymore. He went on to say that dating in this day and age is an investment and that after 3 dates at approximately $100 to $20..
WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH?
12/09/2012 20:01:17 PM
Last night, I watched Iyanla Fix My Life and the episode was titled, "Fix My Cheating Husband." It was about a couple that were separated and the wife was considering divorce. For eight months, they have been living apart and living a lie because no one knew that they were separat..
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